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Weights, part 7- Words

Lead Pastor Toby Cox
Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Weights, part 7- Words

Hebrews 12:1 (ESV)

Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

Proverbs 18:21 (ESV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.

1. Our Words Have POWER.
Proverbs 18:21 …The tongue has the POWER

Romans 10:9-10 (ESV)

9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

2. Our Words Can HEAL.

Proverbs 18:21 (ESV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 16:24 (ESV)

24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 12:14 (ESV)

14 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,
and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.

Joel 3:10 (ESV)

10 Beat your plowshares into swords,
and your pruning hooks into spears;
let the weak say, “I am a warrior.”

3. Our Words Can DESTROY.

Proverbs 18:21 (ESV)

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Our words are like elevators…
We’re Either Taking People Up,
Or We’re Taking People Down
With Our Words.

Proverbs 25:18 (ESV)

18 A man who bears false witness against his neighbor
is like a war club, or a sword, or a sharp arrow.

Proverbs 12:18 (ESV)

18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Matthew 12:34 (ESV)

34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

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What’s Down In The Well,
Will Always Come Up
In The Bucket!

Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)

A Living Sacrifice

12 I appeal to you therefore, brothers,[a] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.[b] 2 Do not be conformed to this world,[c] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.[d]

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